Saturday 22 June 2013

Eye Brighteners

eye brighteners, blog post review

Late nights and early starts have gradually started to take their toll on my peepers. Gone are the days when I could party until the early hours and run out the house bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing in the morning. I now find myself needing to add an extra 5 minutes in the morning to get my eyes looking relatively like I have had a standard eight hours. So I gathered up a few of my favourite awakening products that allow me to leave the house when the birds are singing without looking like a zombie...

Supergoop Anti-ageing eye cream*  - First up on the menu is prepping. After cleansing I like to dab a  tiny amount of this under my eyes, use the cooling metal applicator to give a gentle rub and then use my ring finger to pat the rest in. This is a real treat for eyes, brightens them instantly, leaves them protected with its rather high SPF37 yet leaves absolutely no residue meaning its the ultimate primer for under eye makeup. Ridiculously pricey? Yes, this will set you back £42 but is probably one of the few eye creams I have genuinely fallen in love with. 

YSL Touche Eclat -  The ultimate eye brightener. Yes its an oldie, but its a goodie. I have touched base on a few dupes however always come back to the original. On particular mornings when I have been particular naughty and failed to get a good nights kip this has been my saviour. I like to use a couple of clicks per eye and then blend to instantly look more awake. The best thing about this product is that you can build it up without looking one bit cakey. 

MAC Pro-long wear concealer NW20 - This was purchased on the rec of Ysis (Le Beauty Girl) and boy was she right, this little gem does not budge all day. You only need the tiniest amount, I like to warm between my finger and pat over the former Touche Eclat for a little extra coverage. Word of warning though this can get a tad cakey if you build it up too much, less is most certainly more. 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Nude - This was one of those supermarket moment purchases. You know the drill you just happen to casually walk past the makeup aisle and out of nowhere a few items have made it into your trolley. I like to sweep this under my water line to eliminate any redness. It has not got the best longevity yet sees me through to lunchtime when my eyes are relatively back to normal. 

Shu Uemura eyelash curler - Finally, I always think eyes look more awake when your lashes are curled. Whilst I don't have relatively short lashes, without a quick curl they can be non existent. I use the Shu Uemura ones, a rather pricey Buya Powa purchase on the recommendation of fellow bloggers. Yet, I don't think you need to purchase these, and a cheaper drugstore version would do just the same job. So if you don't have curlers yet, then get yourself down to Boots sharpish...

*PR Sample